If you are looking for an open MRI scan near you in Delhi, we will offer you the best price and lab options. Open MRI scan price in Delhi can vary a lot depending on the location, lab brand and the specific MRI scan you are looking for.
An open MRI scan is generally recommended to patients with claustrophobia. The average price of an open MRI in Delhi is ₹7,700. But now you can get an open MRI in Delhi at an exclusive price of ₹4,992 only. This is a limited period offer and valid only for a short period of time.
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Open MRI Scan Price in Delhi
The price of an open MRI scan in Delhi ranges between ₹4,992 and ₹6,000 depending upon the lab, location, and the body part to be examined for. Give us a call by clicking on the button below, to avail of this offer and to know the lab details.
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|Reclined Open MRI Scan Price in Delhi||₹5,500|
|Standing Open MRI Scan Price in Delhi||₹6,000|
If you want to know the prices of normal MRI scans in Delhi, click here MRI Scan Price in Delhi.
What is an MRI scan?
MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is a test that is used frequently for assessing the situation of organs and tissues in the human body. MRI is based on the magnetic field interacting with the water molecules in the body. It hence produces the images of the parts where water is available including the brain, inner parts of the spine, joints and many more areas.
Generally, MRI is like a hollow tube. On one end of the machine is a slab for the patient to lie on. The slab then moves inside the machine taking the patient in. Since this machine is closed, the patients who are afraid of closed spaces find it very difficult to get this test done. Open MRI machines provide a solution to this problem.
What is an open MRI scan?
An Open MRI machine is open from three sides. People who are afraid of closed spaces (claustrophobia) can get the MRI test done without anxiety in an open MRI machine. In some kinds of open MRI machines, heavyweight patients can be tested which is sometimes not possible in a closed MRI machine.
While Open MRI machines have their advantages, some people feel that the image quality of the Open MRI machine is lower than the regular MRI machine.
Open MRI machines in Delhi/Gurgaon are .2 Tesla to 0.5 Tesla in magnetic strength while closed MRI machines are 1.5 Tesla or 3 Tesla in magnetic strength.
There are two types of open MRIs namely standing open MRI and reclined open MRI.
Standing Open MRI Scan
In an Open Standing MRI machine, a patient can get the MRI done standing up or sitting down. There are three key advantages of the open standing MRI
- It helps reduce the anxiety of the patients who have a fear of closed places as it is open from three sides.
- For overweight patients who can not enter the closed MRI, standing MRI offers a good alternative.
- In MRI of spine, knee or leg, open standing MRI may be better than the closed MRI. This is because, in a standing position, the spine, knee or leg are under the natural pressure of gravity. Images are better in the standing position than lying down.
The disadvantage of open standing MRI are two-fold – a) magnetic field used is lower than the fields used in closed machines. b) MRI Brain or Head cannot be done in a standing MRI.
Reclined Open MRI Scan
In a reclined Open MRI machine a patient has to lie down on a slab but the machine is open from three sides. Hence the anxiety associated with entering a closed machine is greatly reduced.
We have one lab in our panel in Delhi and Gurgaon which have reclined open MRI machines – Kohli Imaging in East of Kailash has 0.25-Tesla Open MRI machine. These machines can do most MRI procedures except for MRI Chest and, perfusion and diffusion studies.
Why is an open MRI scan done?
Just like a normal MRI scan, an open MRI scan is also done to detect and diagnose different medical conditions. A few of the medical conditions diagnosed with the help of an open MRI scan are
- Spinal cord injuries
- Kidney or liver disorders
- Brain damages
- Heart diseases
It is also done to plan for surgery and to monitor the success of it.
How should I prepare for an open MRI scan?
There are no special preparations required for an open MRI scan. You can have a normal diet and carry on with your regular activities. But, you may be asked to fast for a few hours prior to the procedure if any contrast material is used. The contrast material will be either given orally or injected into the vein.
You should also remove all the objects with metallic content such as jewelry, watch, clips, etc before entering the MRI room.
What is the procedure of an open MRI scan?
The procedure of an open MRI scan is similar to that of a normal MRI scan. The only difference is that the open MRI has magnets on the top and the bottom, unlike the normal MRI which has magnets in an enclosed capsule.
You will be asked to lie down on a table that slides into the MRI machine. Once you are in, the magnets will create strong magnetic fields inside your body. These electromagnetic signals will be picked and sent to a special computer to process into images.
A radiologist will monitor you from a different room with the help of a microphone and speakers.
Usually, it takes about 60 minutes to complete the entire procedure of an open MRI scan.
What are the risks involved in the scan?
Generally, there are no risks involved in an open MRI scan. It is quite safe compared to other imaging technique that uses radiation to examine the internal organs.
But you may develop some kind of allergic reactions if the contrast dye is used in the procedure. Other than this, there are no known complications in an open MRI scan.
The MRI scan can be used to conduct different studies in our body. A few of the common MRI scan studies are